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Faculty

Department of Plant Sciences

Vivek Sharma

Contact Information:
Powell Research and Extension Center

747 Road 9 Powell, WY

Email: vsharma@uwyo.edu
Phone: (307) 754-2223

Vivek Sharma

Assistant Professor Agronomy and Irrigation

Experience

2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Agronomist/Irrigation Specialist, University of Wyoming.

2015-2016, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2009-2015, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2008-2009, Assistant Manager, Class India (P) Ltd. Faridabad, India.

 

Education

2014 - Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2011 - M.S. Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2008 – B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

 

Research and Extension Interest

My research and extension program focuses on Agricultural Water Management, with emphasis on Irrigation engineering (Surface, Sprinkler, Sub-Surface and variable rate Irrigation Systems), Evapotranspiration, Soil and Crop Water Dynamics, Crop Water productivity and Impact of Climate variables in Agricultural Productivity. Other focus areas include the implementation of latest techniques of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for greater understanding and decision making in agricultural sustainability and water resources.

 

Awards and Honors

  1.  Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Paper Award, 2015 presented by American Society of Agricultural and Biological System Engineer (ASABE) for the paper “Impact of scale/resolution on evapotranspiration from Landsat and MODIS over various land surfaces. New Orleans, LA.
  2. Gamma Sigma Delta, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2015 presented by Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Nebraska Chapter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  3. Superior Paper Award, 2014 presented by American Society of Agricultural and Biological System Engineer (ASABE) for the paper Sharma et al., 2013 “ Development of predictive models for maize and soybean yields using ordinary least square regression across the state of Nebraska.” Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 56(4): 1361-1378. Montreal, Canada.
  4. David H. & Anne E. Larrick Memorial Travel Fellowship Award ($500). Awarded to attend the " ASABE International Symposium on Evapotranspiration: Challenges in measurement and modeling from leaf to the landscape scale and beyond” conference (2014), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  5. Milton E. Mohr Graduate Fellowship. 2013-2014. Awarded for outstanding students in the college of Engineering.
  6. Milton E. Mohr Graduate Fellowship. 2012-2013. Awarded for outstanding students in the college of Engineering.
  7. Nebraska Department of Natural Resources/Nebraska Water Center- Part of the Robert Daugherty for food Institute Graduate research Assistant-ship award (2012-2013): $49000.
  8. Bill A. and Rita L. Stout Outstanding International Graduate Student Award (2012). Awarded for the outstanding contribution of international graduate student to the program of Biological Systems Engineering.
  9. Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award (2011-2012). Awarded for outstanding graduate student by Agricultural Research Division.
  10. The Nebraska Water Environment Association Student Scholarship award (2011).
  11. Gold Medal (2008). Awarded in B-Tech. Agricultural Engineering for securing highest OCPA.
  12. Batch-1979 All-rounder Trophy. Awarded for the best all-rounder among under-graduate student of the college of Engineering (2006-2007).
  13. TAFE Sivasailam Prize. Awarded for outstanding Agricultural Engineering Graduate for the year 2008.
  14. Ashok Kumar Mattoo Running Trophy. Awarded for the best performance in academic field in the first year class of B-Tech. Agricultural Engineering.
  15. Mrs. Leela Wanti Running Trophy. Awarded for the best performance in academic field in the pre-final year class of B-Tech. Agricultural Engineering.
  16. Academic Scholarship. Awarded for the academic excellence from College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (2004-2008).

 

 

 

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Sharma, V., A. Kilic, and S. Irmak. 2015. Comparison of different methods of scaling/resolution of SEBS derived fluxes for natural systems and vegetative surfaces. Accepted to Water Resource Research. Ref. No. FW: 2015WR017772.
  2. Sharma, V., S. Irmak, A. Kilic, V. Sharma, J. E. Gilley, G. E. Meyer, S. Z. Knezevic, and D. Marx. 2015. Quantification and mapping of surface residue cover and tillage practices for maize and soybean in South Central Nebraska-U.S.A. using Landsat imagery. Accepted to Transactions of the ASABE. Ref No. ASABE-NRES-11489-201.
  3. Sharma, V., S. Irmak, K. Djaman, and V. Sharma. 2015. Large scale spatial and temporal variability in evapotranspiration and crop water use efficiency of irrigated and rainfed maize and soybean. J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 142 (3). 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000985, 04015063.
  4. Sharma, V., S. Irmak, and A. Kilic. 2015. Application of SEBS for quantifying and mapping surface energy fluxes in south central Nebraska, USA: Analyses with respect to field measurements. Transactions of the ASABE 58(5): 1265-1285, DOI 10.13031/trans.58.11091.
  5. Irmak, S., K. Djaman, and V. Sharma. 2015. Winter wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) evapotranspiration and singe and basal crop coefficients. Transactions of the ASABE 58(4):1047-1066.
  6. Irmak, S., and V. Sharma. 2014. Large scale and long-term trends and magnitude in irrigated and rainfed maize and soybean water productivity: Grain yield, evapotranspiration, frequencies, crop water use efficiency, and yield production functions. Submitted to Transactions of the ASABE 58(1): 103-120.
  7. Irmak, S., J.O. Payero, A. Kilic, L.O. Odhiambo, D.R. Rudnick, V. Sharma, and D. Billesbach. 2014. On the magnitude and dynamics of eddy covariance residual energy (energy balance closure error) in subsurface drip-irrigated maize field during growing and non-growing (dormant) seasons. Irrigation Science 32(3): DOI 10.1007/s00271-014-0443-3.
  8. Sharma, V., D.R. Rudnick, and S. Irmak. 2013. Development of predictive models for maize and soybean yields using ordinary least square regression across the state of Nebraska. Transactions of the ASABE 56(4): 1361-1378 (Received prestigious ASABE 2014 Superior Paper Award).
  9. Sharma, V., and S. Irmak. 2012. Mapping Spatially Interpolated Precipitation, Reference Evapotranspiration, Actual crop Evapotranspiration, and Net Irrigation Requirements in Nebraska: Part II Actual Evapotranspiration and Net Irrigation Requirements. Transactions of the ASABE 55(3): 923-936.
  10. Sharma, V., and S. Irmak. 2012. Mapping Spatially Interpolated Precipitation, Reference Evapotranspiration, Actual crop Evapotranspiration, and Net Irrigation Requirements in Nebraska: Part I Precipitation and Reference Evapotranspiration. Transactions of the ASABE 55(3): 907-921.
  11. Sharma, V., A. Irmak, S. Irmak and I. Kabenge. 2011. Application of GIS and Geographically weighted regression to evaluate the spatial non-stationarity relationship between precipitation vs. irrigated and rainfed maize and soybean yield. Transactions of the ASABE 54(3): 953-972.

 

Extension publications

  1. Sharma, V., and S. Irmak. 2015. Spatio-temporal variation of soybean evapotranspiration across Nebraska.  UNL Extension Circular EC2011.
  2. Sharma, V., and S. Irmak. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation of corn evapotranspiration across Nebraska. UNL Extension Circular EC2010.
  3. Irmak, S., and V. Sharma. 2014. Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual spatial and temporal variability of reference (potential) evapotranspiration across Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Circular EC2003.
  4. Irmak, S., and V. Sharma. 2014. Spatial and Temporal variability of precipitation across Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Circular EC2002.

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